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17 Ways to Not be Unprepared to Home School High School

17 Ways to Not be Unprepared to Home School High School

You’ve gotten through the middle school years so far, and perhaps you are thinking “That was hard. How on earth will I be able to make it through homeschooling high school?” Don’t be overwhelmed. I assure you that I felt the same way! But looking back over many years of homeschooling, I can clearly see how my fears were unfounded. I have learned some very...

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Does My Teen Have to Take the SAT and/or the ACT?

Does My Teen Have to Take the SAT and/or the ACT?

Does your teen inwardly groan at the thought of slogging through the SAT or the ACT just to get into college? This collegiate rite of passage has been around for a while now, even though it’s widely acknowledged that standardized tests are not the most comprehensive way to evaluate a student’s knowledge or potential. The good news is that many colleges and universities are finally...

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Creative Ways to Stay Connected With Your Teen While They’re Schooling Independently

Creative Ways to Stay Connected With Your Teen While They’re Schooling Independently

Your teen is embarking on a journey toward academic and real-world independence. It’s an exciting time for both of you — one that should be embraced and enjoyed. Dual Credit at Home Study Plans and Extra Mile Assignments are a complete, comprehensive package, and while your teen will be able to do much of the work independently, it’s important to stay connected and involved throughout...

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Ways to Implement Dual Credit in Your Homeschool

Ways to Implement Dual Credit in Your Homeschool

There are several ways for homeschoolers to earn dual credit during high school. The most popular options are by taking community college classes, taking online courses, or taking college-level exams for credit. Here are some of the pros and cons for each dual credit option. Community College Classes Pros – Community college classes allow students to learn in an on-campus setting with a teacher who...

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How Dual Credit at Home’s Study Plans Work

How Dual Credit at Home’s Study Plans Work

Instead of having your kids study the same subjects twice in high school AND college, they can study them once, take an accredited exam, and earn the same amount of traditional college credit by spending less time and less money. Dual Credit at Home will guide your student through 13 college-level exams to satisfy both high school and college core requirements. These exams give students...

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Why Some Teens Earn Dual Credit and Others Don’t

Why Some Teens Earn Dual Credit and Others Don’t

It’s no secret that dual credit options are an increasingly useful solution for homeschooling and high school families, but they may not be for every family. Are you wondering why some families take advantage of dual credit options for their teens while others don’t? This post will explain some of the reasons why students and their parents feel they should or shouldn’t have their students...

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How to Get the Most Out of Attending a Homeschool Convention

How to Get the Most Out of Attending a Homeschool Convention

Have you ever attended a homeschool convention? It’s a great way to connect with other homeschooling parents, try out new curriculum, and network with professionals in the field. You’ll also find great workshops, kids’ programs, and exhibits. This year, I’ll be teaching workshops at the Teach Them Diligently Conventions in Nashville, Atlanta, and Sandusky, the Texas Home School Coalition Conventions in Arlington and The Woodlands,...

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How Dual Credit Works for Homeschooled Students

How Dual Credit Works for Homeschooled Students

Have you ever wondered how homeschooled students can earn dual credit in high school? As a homeschool mom who has taken advantage of dual credit studies in our high school at home for several years, I’d like to share with you exactly how dual credit works so you can decide if and how to implement it in your own homeschool. The term “dual credit” may...

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Six Ways We Make Homeschooling Harder Than It Really Is

Six Ways We Make Homeschooling Harder Than It Really Is

Homeschooling parents, do you ever feel burned out? Pulled in a million directions? Unsure of whether or not you are homeschooling the “right” way? Do you ever second guess your methods? If you’re like me, I have many of these soul-searching moments. What I’ve learned over my many years of homeschooling is that there are ways that we can actually make homeschooling way harder than...

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How to Help Your Homeschool Teen Start Learning Independently

How to Help Your Homeschool Teen Start Learning Independently

As a homeschooling mom, you have many goals for your kids, but perhaps one of the most important is that they become independent learners and thinkers. You want them to show initiative, love learning, and succeed on their own! As your kids enter the teen years, they are more ready than ever to take over their learning, with support from you, of course. As your...

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CLEP & DSST: What’s the Difference?

CLEP & DSST: What’s the Difference?

If you’re considering alternative paths toward college credit, both the CLEP and DSST exams can help you on your journey. Credit-by-exam, as these tests are sometimes called, allows you to skip expensive college classes altogether, and instead prove your knowledge in certain areas to obtain college credits. Homeschool students can use the exams to receive dual credit for both high school and college. (Typically, it’s...

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